September 19th, 2007

Hijinks Ensue

I am a camera

I finally bit the bullet and bought myself a nice DSLR camera and lens. Not that there's anything wrong with my tiny Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX8 compact digicam, I just wanted something more capable and versatile.
Fuji Finepix S2 Pro
The body is a used Fuji Finepix S2 Pro - five year old technology, but it received good reviews when it was new. The lens is a virtually unused Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f3.5-5.6, which is roughly equivalent to the focal length range you would get with a 27-82mm lens on a 35mm SLR. The only flaw I've found so far with it is that the previous owner has somehow managed to scratch the focussing screen (the piece of glass with a grid etched onto it that you see through the viewfinder). I particularly like its virtually instantaneous switch-on and shutter response - it's almost as good as my old film SLR, unlike any compact digicam I've ever used.